Anyone tried MBP with SSD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jchoiny, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jchoiny macrumors newbie

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    Hi. Has anyone tried a new MBP fitted with an SSD? I have a version A 1.6/HDD Air that I love carrying around, but I am disappointed by its speed and the gradual weakening of the hinges. My wife doesn't mind it so much. So the old Air becomes formally hers, and I am ready to get a workhorse laptop for myself. I don't need much disk space nor graphic power to play games, but I would love to have more speed and efficiency. So I was thinking about the new 2.53 GHz 15" MBP with either 128 Gb SSD or 320 HDD @ 7200 rpm. With the SATA clocking cut back to 1.5G that people are talking about with new MBPs, would an SSD still be noticeably quicker than a 7200 rpm HDD? What do you guys think?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    SSD would definitely be faster than 7200rpm HD but have you looked at previous gen models from refurb store? Awesome deals and they have 3GB/s SATA. Also, buying SSD from 3rd party is cheaper and you can use your old HD as external
     

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